Category Archives: News

CCSAR report on climate impacts on heritage and the archaeological record

Every day important sites, buildings, and other physical evidence of  environmental and cultural heritage are swept away by increasingly heavy seas. The Society for American Archaeology’s newly formed Climate Change…

Climate History Podcast

IHOPE appearance in the third episode of the Climate History Podcast, Dr. Dagomar Degroot (Georgetown University) interviews Dr. Thomas McGovern (CUNY) and Dr. George Hambrecht (University of Maryland) about archaeology in…

IHOPE on WAC-8

IHOPE will organise a session at the Eighth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8) in Kyoto, 28 Aug—2 Sep 2016. In this IHOPE session researchers, using Historical Ecology, Environmental Humanities and Future Studies…

Global Environmental Change Threats to Heritage and Long Term Observing Networks of the Past

IHOPE has put together a theme to document the threats to our human and environmental heritage from global environmental change. These threats include wind, the sea, and rising soil temperatures, which…

IHOPE annual meeting in October 2015

The annual meeting of the Committees of IHOPE met in Uppsala in late October, with nearly half of our thirty-nine members attending, some from as far away as Australia, India,…

From ‘collapse’ to urban diaspora

A new article by Lisa J. Luceroa, Roland Fletchera and Robin Coninghama, published in Antiquity, investigates the transformation of low-density, dispersed agrarian urbanism: In the tropical regions of southern Asia, Southeast…

Remains of Greenland

Danish and Greenlandic researchers will improve the understanding of processes controlling the preservation of archaeological sites in Greenland and develop research based tools that can be used for locating and…

Four PhD positions in sustainability at Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm Resilience Center have announced four PhD positions in sustainability: PhD student in sustainability – focus on sustainable and healthy diets PhD student in sustainability – focus on the biophysical…

Why did the Viking migrate to Greenland?

Why did the Norsemen cross the Atlantic to settle in Greenland in the Middle Ages? Was it the possibility of profiting from the coveted trade in walrus tusks that drove…

Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk

Erosion threatens many archaeological sites around Scotland. SCHARP helps save and record some of Scotland’s precious heritage before it’s lost forever. Follow their work on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScotlandsCoastalHeritageAtRisk